The Desert Region features Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, Mojave National Preserve, two state parks, and three state recreation areas.
The desert region experiences typically clear days with with low precipitation and humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 degrees, and freezing nights. Summers are very hot, over 100 degrees during the day and not cooling until the early hours of the morning.
The Desert Region lies in southeast California, around the cities of Palm Springs and Barstow. It is located approximately 55 miles southwest of Las Vegas and 65 miles northeast of San Diego. The main highways in this region are Interstates 10 and 40 running east/west.